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n. Abbr. dwt. or pwt.
A unit of troy weight equal to 24 grains, 1/20 of a troy ounce or about 1.555 grams.
(Units) a unit of weight equal to 24 grains or one twentieth of an ounce (Troy)
[1350–1400; Middle English; Old English penega gewihte]
(dwt) A unit of weight in the troy system equal to 1⁄20 ounce troy (24 grains).
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|Noun||1.||pennyweight - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains|
troy unit - any of the unit of the troy system of weights
grain - 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams